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news in san francisco. a huge water break after a car slammed into a fire hydrant about an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the dri
for people. >> the temperatures we are seeing 44 in oakland. 46 in san francisco. santa rosa 34 degrees. the same in napa. freezing, are the conditions in pleasanton and livermore. >> our attention struck down out to the east in the low to mid '30's. 35 in vallejo. in the south bay chilly. 39 in sunnyvale. 39 in san jose as well. cold out the door. as we head for the afternoon we are looking for a possibility of showers mainly by the coast and the south bay. the coastal regions santa cruz mountains. >> the bulk of moisture for today will stay to our north. changes as we head into saturday that some expecting more rain to get a little bit more widespread. >> the rain is mostly for saturday not too much this afternoon. >> and other cold day in the afternoon hours upper '40's below fifties. 49 in san raphael. up '40's and santa rosa. lower fifties everywhere adjutancy on the map it will coolas you can see.d low 50s to watch as we push for 7:00 p.m.. '40's come back into view. we may see some '30's and the diablo range. expect another cold night. here is your 7 day around the bay forecast.
to keep their clothes on in san francisco. the board of supervisors passed the ban there afternoon. we were there as an unusual protest unfolded at city hall. >> reporter: that's right. the ban on public nudity passed its second and final vote. that led to yet another naked protest inside city hall. >> colleagues asked that we temporarily recess this meeting. >> nudists protested as san francisco supervisors gave their final approval to a ban on public nudity. the nudists are anticipating a court battle to restore what they see as their first amendment rights. >> we will continue fighting this no matter what it takes until this legislation is dead. >> one supervisor says he created the ordinance after years of complaints primarily from gay men living in the castro district. >> it will still be legal to be nude on a beach, to be nude at folsom street fair, bay to breakers, pride. >> been a takes effect february 1. >> there are so many families and people who have told me they're really sorry they can't come to the neighborhood anymore because of this. >> for others public nudity is what
in san francisco with what could come down from a high court later today. ann, good morning. >>> good morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>>
- hand side there, northbound as you drive towards san francisco. 7:06. here's steve. >>> all right, tara. for some to the north, things have calmed down. for others it's pouring. some reports anywhere from tiburon, pacifica, san francisco, the marina district, danville hills, belmont to san jose and mountain view and there's a window. some of the totals, about a .50 to 1.50. right over the marina district about 15 minutes ago. it was pouring. looks like things have let up. moderate to heavy rain. some moderate to heavy rain there over towards emeryville, the bay bridge, berkeley, oakland. you can see the red. that's pretty heavy. coming in right back to the east bay. you can see stretching there from concord, san ramon, 680 corridor, dublin, pleasanton, livermore, back to san ramon, pretty good line also from heyed -- hayward. back to the peninsula, there's been enhancement, especially san mateo, belmont, woodside. right along the san mateo coast near skyline, now stretching to the santa cruz mountains. south coast, woodstock, you can see mountain view head heading up and just getting to
that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> an on-ramp to the bay bridge is closed not making many morning commuters happy. >> no. not at all. if you are trying to access the lower deck of the bay bridge it's blocked off because of the accident. use 1st instead. the good news it's the noncommute direction so hopefully traffic won't be too busy on the lower deck of the bay bridge at the skyway. we are taking a live look at the area there off the freeway. traffic extra volume on that westbound side coming off the upper deck of the bay bridge. no metering lights though as you work your way towards the toll plaza. elsewhere, if you are trying to take bart or ace, everything is right on time. caltrain, ferries looking good. muni no major delays yet so because of that accident, the outbound treasure island bus may be affected. probably they will reroute the first as well because of the essex street ramp being blocked. westbound 580 at airway looks like an accident stuck in lanes with a bit of a backup slow out. altamont pass better once you hit 680. east 580 nor
equipment because they may never have been inspected. according to the san francisco chronicle the company suspects some employees lied about completing inspections required by state law. workers have been fired or suspended. pg&e has now hired 48 extra inspectors. they are hoping to have all the equipment checked by the end of the year. most of its in southern alameda and the south bay. >>> police in val johan warning of a scam involving a popular holiday gift. they have found a stash of fake i-pads. we are live in val johan right now with details of what to look out for. >> reporter: this is an i-pad and you can see on the back here it's silver and looks like it could be a picture frame and that's what scam artists are doing. they are taking picture frames and they are taking the sticker that you see here, putting it on there and wrapping it so that you can't tell. this is all in an effort to trick people and last week vallejo police pulled over somebody at a shopping center and found a stash of these fake i-pad boxes. detectives believe that the person was intending to sell them for a c
. that suspect saw dozens of officers there and surrendered. >> amazing video. >>> 4:31 now. a san francisco police sergeant is under investigation over over a video on facebook. in elizabeth wenger is in san francisco with the video that was recorded. >>> this video all over the net. it makes you think why would a san francisco cop ever do this to begin with? we should know he is changing his story now but that video essentially shows the driver starting here at larkin and broadway going through, gunning it through the broadway tunnel, all the way towards chinatown. let's check out that video now. [ sound of engine revving ] >> reporter: so that's the clip of what was posted on the sergeant's page. it appears to show him driving 100 miles per hour in a lamborghini through the broadway tunnel in just seconds. now, there's no way to actually identify who is driving but in the comments section of his facebook page, he even bragged, we were all drunk. folks we talked to say they were mostly shocked. >> there is no points for being smart. >> probably not the smartest thing for someone to do espe
have firefighters and san francisco police here on scene. they were able to cap whatever that break was, that water main break over here. let me tell you how it happened. we have video from earlier. you can see just how high the water was gushing. just before 4:00 this morning san francisco police were trying to pull over a car for a minor traffic violation and then that car crashed into a fire hydrant. right now it is a suspected dui. we were told this basically san francisco police tried to pull over that car right around 4th and howard and the driver crashed at folsom and essex. the driver was taken into custody. we aren't sure if that driver sustained any injuries. earlier on footage we were able to see the driver being taken away in some kind of neck brace. we aren't sure about the status of that driver at this point in time. but we had unconfirmed reports that that car over there in that corner is actually a rental car so we don't know where the driver is from. we hope to get more information. i think my photographer made a good point, hopefully that driver had insurance. it appea
us live from outside of the courthouse in san francisco to explain what was at stake. good afternoon, brian. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, tori. well, what was at stake today was a civil case. but there was no decision made today here inside san francisco federal court. on the case of johannes mehserle and other officers involved in the shooting of oscar grant during a new year's party a few years ago. now, attorneys for anthony p. eroni and johannes mehserle argued they should be offered immunity because they argued the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- ca
're tracking developing news of an accident that shut down a san francisco intersection. a driver took out a fire hydrant at folsom and essex near the onramp to the bay bridge. claudine wong is out there. are they getting close to reopening it yet, claudine? >> reporter: well, close, probably not but they are doing some important work right now. within the last half-hour since we last checked in with you, the crews for this scaffolding company have started to arrive. once the bus gets out of the way, you can see the work they are doing. what they told me they need to do is repair the collapsed bottom part of the scaffolding. once they do that -- and that could take a while -- then they will test it to make sure it is safe. if you pan across essex, you can see the entire area is shut down. that's because the fire department is out there. if there's any question about the structural integrity. this is entrance to the bay bridge. traffic at this point, just has to go around. let me show you video from this morning. it was about 3:0 that a san francisco police officer try -- 3:30 that a san fr
. the cancer is not spreading. the governor is being treated at u.c. san francisco and oncologists say the cancer is an early stage. it is being treated with radiation. it will continue until january 7th. his prognosis is in fact excellent. his staff says the governor will work full time one cancer expert says is the right thing to do. >> 74 years old, the average life expectancy is about 11 years. our governor isn't average he is looking i'm sure at much more than that. that is why he had his prostate cancer treated. >> it's the common common cancer among men. this is his second bout for cancer. he received treatment for skin cancer and had a growth surgically removed. >> we have learned that the state public health department has de-sert tied at a facility in the sonoma developmental center. there have been charges of faulty investigations of incidents of patients being harmed including a story we broke along with our media partner that patients had been tased. no charges were ever filed in that case. now de-certification means that it will lose all medicaid fundings. the facility ca
and wind conditions. temperatures right now 45 for downtown san francisco napa 33 for san arouse the vallejo is 34 and up towards the north we're talking temperatures run around freezing are close to it. oakland is that 44 san mateo is a 46, 39 for pleasanton, 34 in concord. tomorrow for what all those will be in the 30's and some of us will be in the '20s to morning. satellite and radar show us we have basically clear conditions overnight. we will stay dry for the most part. we have a slight chance for a shower keeping in mind for the most part we will be dry for today. you can see and parts of oregon they're getting snow. seattle is also reporting a dusting of snow this morning. >> winter weather advisory until noon today. get ready for the cold with the frost advisory. the surge to more morning until 8:00. you concede a frost advisory and the shoreline communities and also the interior eastern make communities. what this basically means is that it will be really cold. we're talking low 20's and 30's the mob. if you have plans, bring them and otherwise complete damage. future c
outside where we have been dealing rain out there. here is the live camera looking toward san francisco. a few breaks in the clouds but those rain source moving through rapidly across the bay area. still the case right now. here we go with the maps showing you the live sweeps. you can seat enhancement in parts of the north bay. rainfall picking up south of nevado, those darker shades of green. even the yellows indicate the increase in rainfall rates. we will shift the maps, slow you more activity around the bay, not as much here but down toward pillar point for half moon bay and around the fremont area and parts of the east bay. this activity knocking on the doorsteps of livermore. wet pave helicopter on interstate 580. most of the activity in the south bay with the rainfall rates picking up for this part of the bay area. out toward saratoga. you can see the rainfall rate over an inch an hour. that's the estimate with the radar and the closer inspection toward saratoga. around campbell. around loss g atos. that's heavy rain out toward 17 as you can pick out here and we will continue to
of phil later? >> he's chatting with the mayor of san francisco and talking about the year we have seen, 2012, and we're going to see the top stories nationally and internationally and that is over the past 12 months. >>> first, out of san hoe say, three people are dead after a late-night apartment fire in san jose and that began after 11 last night. the fire department put out the fire and discovered the bodies of a man, woman, and child. >> and we have 52 personalel, 15 apparatus and our relimbo preliminary report, we have one male adult deceased, one female adult deceased -- [ indiscernible ] and we have that fire knocked down and under control. >> three other people, including a police officer, who rescued one of the people, were hospitalized with smoke inhalation. investigators are looking into the cause. >>> more than three dozen people are homeless after fire ripped through several apartment buildings in san francisco in the mission district and broke out after 9:30 yesterday morning and quickly spread to nearby buildings on cap street. investigators say at least three of the bui
and something warm to wear. the preparations underway for a big giveaway in san francisco this morning. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm brian flores. dave clark has the morning off. >> good morning. i'm pack cook. tori campbell is off today. it's -- i'm pam cook. it it tori campbell is off today. >>> a christmas morning fire in the south bay. it started a few hours ago. janine de la vega is on the scene and joins us from campbell. how does it look out there, janine? >> reporter: well, the fire is out here at this commercial building on del avenue. firefighters are still putting water on it. you can actually see the smoke still rising in the air coming from that building. now, originally we were told that the firefighters had not entered the building yet for safety precautions. let's go to some video. here you can see some flames shooting from the roof. we were told they were 50 feet up in the air at one point. firefighters were called to the scene just before 5:00 a.m. they immediately started to attack it from the outside. the
with rain, everybody else mostly cloudy and low to mid 60s. >>> 5:03. san francisco's ban on public nudity could be official today when supervisors take a final vote. protesters promise to be at today's meeting to make their opposition heard as well as seen. terry mcsweeney is live in the castro with more. >> reporter: here in the castro is where this push to allow public nudity began and really where a lot of opposition came up and big reason why it may be ending today. there's been a vote, 6-5 in favor of covering up. the vote may not be the only thing revealed today. take a look. members of the san francisco body freedom movement stripped in the board chambers november 20th, after that first vote, more of the same expected today because of this statement by the group: if they reject the ban we celebrate our victory. if they approve the ban we all get naked. if they lose they are going to strip. you have to wonder what they would do if they won. the supervisor weiner who represents the castro district is leading the charge in favor of the ban. >> i don't agree that having yellow hair is
: a couple found bound and gagged in the middle of a san francisco street. the discovery that turned into a homicide investigation. >>> and a huge day for a huge shipping company. why this could be a record- breaking day for fed-ex. >>> good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm it it. >>> we be -- i'm tori campbell. >>> we begin with a big rig fire. it happened at 3:00 this morning. tara moriarty is live with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. it's a route that this truck driver says he's taken twice a month. when he came through this parking lot here, there was a wire. he says that's not normally here. that's what the big rig snagged. if you look here you can see the remains of the truck here. now, we could see and hear sparks. there was an explosion and could you feel the heat yards away. it happened around 3:15 at sweeney camp which is part of the juvenile detention facility off fairmont drive. two men were trapped inside the big rig hit the power lines. he just happens to be a volunteer firefighter. >> he trains as a volunteer firefighter told him if you are in energ
information during this newscast as it becomes available. >>> san francisco's new central subway hasn't even been built yet but it may already been headed a new direction. janet costiano has more. jena. >> reporter: i want to show you this construction site behind me. this is the hole where the machine will go into ground. the problem and controversy is how and when to get it out. and they have only two months to make a decision. the problem is the 40-foot diameter machine only going one way. officials had planned to make a hole along columbia bust to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit saying it would be too disruptive. >> we are concerned about noise and dust and dirt. >> tomorrow the director is proposing two alternate options. someone to buy the former theater moverring the exit hole 90 feet from the original site. that could soon become a future station if the subway is ever extended to north beach. >> probably would be a little easier. >> buying the property would add up to $8 million to the $1.6 billion project. the other option is to leave the machine un
into san francisco. if you are traveling the nimitz, various lanes are blocked approaching embarcadero. scheduled only until about 5:00 this morning. so not too much longer. eastbound through livermore various lanes blocked according to caltrans until 9:00 this morning. south bay drive times are all still at the limit. we never saw any delays in the south bay yesterday on the guadalupe parkway or 101. mass transit on time. muni we mentioned it all morning. 100th anniversary free rides all day and new year's eve night, as well. that's a check of traffic and weather. back to you guys. >>> on this morning's bay area watch, a shooting is under investigation at an east bay bart station. the 18-year-old victim is expected to recover. he was shot in the parking lot of the pittsburg-bay point station just before 7:00 last night. at this time there are no suspects. the shooting and investigation caused major delays for bart riders. >>> as did reports of a man with a gun outside the concord bart station. this is just after the pittsburg incident last night. but police say it was not related. no
at a restaurant. they were just starting their 5 day trip. >>> san francisco crabbers are even crabbier after an oregon fishing boat crossed their picket line. the locals are on strike. fish brokers want to lower the price of crab from 3 bucks a pound to as low as 1.80 but the crab boat association says no deal. things got a little heated when a boat came in from oregon with a catch. >> i'm just trying to move a little product to try to keep the wheels turning and keep everything going. >> the strike on this boat. >> nobody's making money tight up. >> negotiations are still going on. for now local fish markets and grocery stores are running out of crab. >>> 5:07, supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision concerning gay marriage, and anne makovec in san francisco with what could come from the high court later today. ann, good morning. >> good morning, if the supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 issue, same sex marriages could resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they w
. >>> was it a playful planing or playful prank? a san francisco sergeant at first claimed responsibility for a high-speed joyride through a tunnel in town. elizabeth wenger reports. >> reporter: the video is astonishing. he is changing his story but the first question is why. why would a san francisco cop post this on facebook to begin with? the video shows a driver at larkin and zooming top speeds. check this out. that clip was posted on sergeant carl t's facebook page in september. it appears to show him driving 100 miles per hour in the lamborghini through the broadway tunnel in seconds. there is no way to actually identify who is driving. in the comments section of his facebook page he bragged, we were all drunk. some people were surprised who saw the videos. others say since there were no other cars around, no harm, no foul. >> definitely safe. >> is he going to lose his job? that's reckless. >> he only took advantage of it because he is a cop. >> he probably would want to do it differently or not at all. >> reporter: the officer is changing his story. he told a weekly newspaper he wasn't driv
the bay area. here is a look at your numbers 36 for fairfield. 46 and antioch. mild and san francisco 53 degrees. 39 in novato. as retail look at your afternoon highs evethe upper fiw 60s. 57 for richmond. san francisco 61. here is the big weather story satellite and radar is monitoring the system that will push in from the pacific with that we will experience light rain here in the bay area however, this is not a huge rain maker. the majority of the rain is falling late tonight. and into the overnight hours. futurecast 4 pinpoints at 9:00 p.m. cloud cover in the north bay some light rain approaching. it passes through the main band by 2:00 a.m. wednesday. for your morning commute a a.m. wednesday morning light scattered showers are around the bay area--8:00 a.m.. i do not see any flooding we are expecting a quarter of an inch of rain for most of us and maybe a little bit more for the coastal ranges. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast looks like we should dry things out as we head into thursday. that will be short-lived. by friday we have another chance for rain. this is a slight
>>> double trouble for san francisco's muni tonight. problems below ground, and above delay tens of thousands of passengers during the evening commute. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. and electrical problem has stopped all muni service in san francisco. the problem started right at the height of the evening commute. so far, it's unknown if the problem can be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as
bridge. there is roadwork there, as well. no delays heading into san francisco. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:33 now. you're likely to find delays driving through the devil's slide area this week. last weekend's storms caused erosion along the road on the san mateo county coast. so they are working to shore it up right now. caltrans hopes it won't be a problem in the near future as the new devil's slide tunnel is almost completed. >> devil's slide is the most beautiful drive that i have ever been over and i'm kind of sad that the tunnel is opening and it's going to take away that scenery. >> the view is great if you're the passenger. if you're the driver, you don't pay attention to the view. >> the tunnel south of pacifica is expected to open up by the spring. >>> and in santa cruz county officials hope to have one lane of the vine hill road open today. the road off highway 17 at scotts valley was washed out in the weekend storm. a whole section of the hillside just disappeared in the storm taking the road below with it. and you can track the storm anytime you like
ocean around 5:18 p.m. local time. that is around midnight here in san francisco. the u. s g s says the are quick stroke about 200 mi. off the coast of japan. the epicenter was about 6 mi. beneath the seabed. buildings in tokyo's way for several minutes. there were reports of at least two people injured. >> pish japan's real logical at sea has with it is not rewarded for the country's northeastern coast. according to the sun on the information center. a destructive pacific wise and non is not expected. the quick off the coast of north is in japan is the same region but was hit by the masses are quick as a nominee in march to about 11. >> for the after known mostly sunny conditions slightly warmer highs in yesterday's. partly cloudy and cool into the evening hours. taking a look at current visibility down about 1/2 mile in santa rosa. over the course of a mile in napa. >> taking a look at fog trucker 4 we are seeing the fog now. it will clear quickly by 8:00 a.m. still sticking around in santa rosa and the bay shore. will clear soon after that by noontime we will have plenty of sunsh
they are dropping back down to the 50s and 60s. napa like now 57 degrees. downtown san francisco, 66. and san josi, right about 61 degrees. reporting fair skies. overnight lows will be chilly overnight once again, so you definitely want to bundle up for work and school your monday morning. overnight readings in the upper 30s to santa rosa and to the 40s or san francisco and pacifica. san josi, 44 degrees. we're starting out the day in the chilly 30s and 40s. in the afternoon, most areas back into the mid to upper 60s once again. so not much of a change in temperatures, but i'm tracking a cooling trend and when shower chances resurface in in our five-day forecast. >>> thank you, mark. >>> the lights are now back on for thousands of south bay residents after a car crash knock out powers to four neighborhoods. a car struck a utility polite on homestead road in sunnyvale. the accident caused tree branches to fall, as you see here, bringing down the wires. the collision caught pout power 6500 customers. we spoke to one resident who said the whole thing was so loud it actually woke him up. >> i was in
in the upcoming term. california's proposition 8 is not on that list. ktvu's brian flores is in san francisco to tell us what that means for same-sex marriage here in california. >> reporter: hi, dave, good morning. it appears for now that opponents of proposition 8 will have to wait until the end of the week for any decision on this from the u.s. supreme court. we were waiting to hear some decision. but it appears the supreme court will at least delay it until about friday, though. the key was whether the prop was gonna be on their cases. now, if that happens, that means the decision won't come until june. this postpones any decision until later this week. come friday morning, we'll be at this to see if the supreme court agrees with the lower court on whether gay marriage is unconstitutional or if they will keep prop 8 as voted on back in 2008. a lot of reac-- a lot of reaction from the castro district. we'll stay on this. back to you. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could
to the bay bridge this morning. san francisco police say a driver slammed into the fire hydrant at folsom and essex. apparently the man didn't stop as police tried to pull him over. he was taken to the hospital and then arrested. >>> oakland has failed to reform its police department. even though it worked out a deal avoid a full federal takeover, it has become the first in the nation to surrender part of its command to a court-appointed compliance director. cbs 5 reporter da lin on what happens next. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the ability to use what they learn in order to identify people before they commit crimes. >> reporter: the compliance director would be able to punish and fire the police chief and the command staff. civil righ
line. >>> and how a popular san francisco restaurant is making this a happier holiday season. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm brian flores. dave clark is off today. >> yes, he is. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. tori campbell is also off. it's monday, december 24th. >>> we're following developing news out of marin county this morning where search-and-rescue teams are about to search for a missing man. alex savidge has more on how a traffic stop turned into a much larger situation. alex? >> reporter: well, now that the sun is coming up, the team is going to resume searching for this team, somewhere in the cordova creek. the man is suspected of drunk driving and ran from officers during a traffic stop. it happened earlier in the morning. he jumped into the creek in an area where the water is moving very quickly. authorities put a boat in the water right away to search the bas ofthe creek but there was no sign of the man. this all began after midnight when ross police made a dui stop on the man's car near sir francis drake and c
're having are through the three day's storms. almost 2-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victi
-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victim and why friends say more could have b
flooding. the news starts right now. >> and a very scary scene in san francisco overnight. it involved a street sweeper and a bicyclist. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starting right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on two. i'm dave clark. >> it's thursday, december 13th. san jose police say that there are some suspicious circumstances surrounding a woman's death. investigators found her body yesterday just a few blocks from the hp pavilion. we have been talking to police in and the coroner. . >> reporter: this case remains a mystery. we just won't have to many more answers until the autopsy is done this morning. someone passing by here looked under this bridge and saw a woman down on the ground here among the dirt and the trees. police say just after three yesterday afternoon they received several calls that a woman was laying face down in the guadalupe river. police confirmed she was dead there. were no obvious signs of trauma and it appeared she was recently deceased. they are investigating and are treating
this is where it started. gavin newsom decided san francisco should start issuing same-sex marriage licenses or marriage licenses to same-sex couples. became ground zero in an nearly nine-year long legal fight. couples are getting married here. the decision overturned in 2008 when supporting prop 8's ban on gay marriage. today one half of the same-sex couple. >> you know, this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court does d., and will find prop 8 discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california.
and ways to connect. rethink possible. s. >> good evening. big problems tonight for muni in san francisco. woman in a wheelchair was hit by a trolley at market and church street. we are told she either leaned over or fell in front of the trolley. witness say the trolley kept going dragging the woman for almost a block. emergency crew had to use air bag and wooden block in order to raise that trolley. that's what you see the firefighters rescue crew doing there. sadly the woman has suffered life threatening injuries, we believe. but we are checking on that of course. now to a separate incident. blown transformer has shut down all metro muni lines downtown. that's the k, l and j lines. bus bridges in effect to get people around. very bad night for muni. we have more open both of these stories on 7 news leather:00 over on channel 7 and of course updates here as need be. >>> well now to the weather. much of the bay area continues to dry out and clean up after trio of storms. the sky 7 hd video shows some of the toppled trees around san francisco. in other parts of the city in the a
was positive. those in san francisco backpack same-sex marriage say " yes ". it is frustrating that they are still waiting but they will now eventually have a final decision. this is what the supporters had to say. >> to read the marriage is starting in city hall we do not want to obscure that of the tremendous progress that is been made with the respect to. you quality of the last decade. >> in my nervous? >> yes. if you never want to be waiting for the supreme court to be deciding something but i'm also optimistic. and we have to believe the court will do the right thing which will give these gay & lesbian couples the opportunity to marry. >> the other side of the aisle are also happy with this because of the supreme court denied the case the ban on same-sex carriage would have been lifted. i spoke with andy puno.. from sacramento. >> finally, we are going to have a shot at a fair hearing in front of the supreme court and ultimately we could prevail. ultimately, the people of california been able to vote on this, twice scored in have sided with traditional marriage. the polli
cases are investigated despite heavy workloads. >>> the san francisco da's office has subpoenaed the deleted twitter accounts of two suspected rioters. this stems from the columbus day protest on october 6th. the d.a. wants to see two demonstrators' tweets along with photos, mentions and tweets from other users who followed them. twitter has not said if it is willing to hand over that information. >>> 7:05. the city college of san francisco struggles and deals with the financial hole. one of the trustees faces the possibility of losing his seat. chris jacke son was re-elected last month but the san francisco ethics commission said he didn't file campaign disclosure statements which track cell phoneses and expenses -- doctorses and expense -- contributions and expenses. jackson says he hopes to file the reports on friday and plan a payment plan of $11,000 that he racked up in fees for the missing reports. >>> there's still no deal between president obama and house speaker john boehner. that has not stopped democrats and republicans on capitol hill on chiming in on what should and
>> good morning and merry christmas to you. here is a look live at san francisco from our roof and wishing you a merry christmas on kron 4. we're also covering the weather and traffic this morning for you. at% to say there's no traffic but we do have weather. hi, annie. >> hi, darya. the radar return returns are generally off on the coast and also to parts of santa rosa this morning. the north bay looking at light rain impacting your christmas morning as you're opening presents. here's a look at your future cast 4. by 9:00 most of us in the bay area should be under cloudy conditions. the rain moves in to san rafael, that's moderate to heavy rainfall coming in around noon time. late this afternoon, widespread in the east bay. san jose, you'll probably get it later this afternoon and later this evening. by 4:00, it's widespread. i'm concerned about the potential for thunderstorms, downed power lines. these are all possible today because the storms could produce gusty conditions and we know the soil is already quite saturated from what we saw over the weekend with those storms.
in california are awaiting the supreme court decision that could come today. annanne makovec is in san francisco and she joins us with more. >> reporter: even by not making a decision, the supreme court is essentially making a decision ask a lot of people here and waiting to find out what's going to happen today. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to review whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage. the pro prop 8 side is appealing, the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting to gather all 10 of cases together and they're going to make a decision, either grant a review in some of them, all of them, none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: if they decide not to review the case, same sex weddings could resume as soon as the 9th circuit says osteo. says -- so. we don't know how long that is going to take. they have no deadline for acting on these cases but this is their last conf
a lamborghini blasts through a tunnel, the trail leads back to -- how the video has one san francisco cop doing backpedalling. >>> a holiday card becomes the viral hit of the season. now meet the family behind the christmas joy. >> do you see the humor now? >>> this surveillance video helped bring clearing to a case. you see a 15-year-old girl at the milton juvenile detention center in florida. she's been pulled out of a classroom because she was being rowdy. she's pulled away by a guard shannon lynn abbott. look at what happens here. the 15-year-old is slammed against the wall by abbott but it gets worse. after she is slammed on the wall, abbott body slams her on the floor and lays on top of her. then you see the other guard come down and lay on her legs and they just stay there. >> weird. it doesn't look like she's even fighting back. it doesn't matter if she was running her mouth, saying anything, she was already under control. she was already restrained. >> excellent observation. that's exactly why i'm showing you this video because the guard complained about what happened. she claimed the
:05. sentencing today for a san francisco school cafeteria worker convicted of several sexual assaults. he was convicted of attacking three women in the mission district last year. one of them was beaten unconscious. he could get life in prison. the fifth suspect charged in an attack that left one man dead and a woman badly beaten is set to face a judge today. they were found bound and bagged in the middle of the street. the victims and the suspects knew each other. the final suspect is facing charges of accessory to murder and conspiracy to destroy evidence. >>> new this morning there is more fallout from the royal phone hoax. about a dozen workers at the australian radio station behind the prank call had been moved to safe houses. ten radio executives now have around the clock bodyguards because of death threats. meanwhile british investigators are disclosing more information about three suicide notes left by the nurse. two were found in the room while the other was among her personal possessions. one note dealt with the phone call. another focused on her funeral. the third criticized ho
watched a couple get married while talking about mawrj equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting for 3 years toen joy the same privilege that these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> over 100,000 loving committed legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and well find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay lesbian couple here in the state of california. >>reporter: in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman for supporters of proposition 8 is confident the hay court will support the ban on same sex marriage. >> i expect 4 or 5 justices to uphold propositi
towards san francisco wrapping up by 5:30. an accident in napa silverado trail add hardman. reports of a vehicle that hit the guardrail. chp heading out to the scene. injuries are reported. roadwork on the dumbarton bridge on the westbound side looks like that should be wrapping up within the next few minutes. cleared eastbound. no delays in the south bay. good northbound 101 through san jose, 280 guadalupe parkway no delays just yet. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> recent rains are showing just how vulnerable our roadways can be. a new sinkhole is starting to form in the east bay. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington reports. >> reporter: what maintenance crews are worried about is this stretch of road along marsh creek flowed clayton. this is video from the scene. they have closed that part of the road. the contra costa county public works department says the road is compromised because of rain. they say a culvert failed. it's closed between deer valley and pine lane. only local traffic gets through. they don't know when the road can reopen because they need to identify
be >> in west marin a middle school is closed for a >> >> and san francisco's folsom street, business owners say they are fed up >> sandbags are not a longterm solution. every think, is it going to happen >> tonight kron-4 has live team coverage on the storm aftermath. but first -- let's get >> to terisa estacio... she's live in lafayette -- where a giant sinkhole is >> all day long a small army running back hoes, excavators and dump trucks worked at a feverish pace attempting to clear up this sink hole and expose an 8 foot storm pipe. city officials say the big pipe was designed to safely transport a massive amount of water underneath this road steering rain water away from homes but somehow it failed. on sunday morning, the road caved in - the crater is now huge, 80 feet long, 30 wide and 18 feet deep. the failure is under investigation, but in the meantime, the race is on to figure out how to put in another drainage system. city officials say if there is not a temporary fix put in before the next storm hits ... it could be disasterous out here. also in the east bay... the
a little bit windy. cloudy, dark. on the bottom right a live shot of san francisco -- skies are gloomy, more rain on the way. janu? >> yes, pam we are seeing some heavy band of rainfall. taking a look at the stormtracker 4 not too much in rainfall. we can see in the north bay, with throughout the day in the north bay but accumulated lesson one 10th of 1 in.. the heaviest is yet to come. with less than one-tenth of 1 in. already accumulated. by midnight, this heavy rainfall which the red indicating heavy downpour. more whites spread by the evening commute. 6:00 a.m., more-wide spread-out-from a fairfield, to fairfield and the heaviest will be in the morning. it will taper off in the morning and the evening commute will be over the heart of the bay. perhaps the north bay could bit of a break with the south bay will see some heavier conditions and will press out by tomorrow afternoon. your full forecast, coming up. in- store? stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the approaching storm. updates also available on kron-4.com -- as well as our facebook and twiiter pages. >> new developme
:20. a preliminary hearing set said in the -- debt today in the case of a san francisco -- set today in the case of a san francisco couple who kissed a pimp. prosecutors say they murdered this man in june after finding out their daughter may have been working a as prostitute for him. he was shot -- as a prostitute for him. he was shot in his car. two other men are also charged in this case. >>> and a preliminary hearing will be held today for a san francisco man accused of performing cosmetic surgery without a license. prosecutors say nine people reported getting botched procedures from carlos guzman at the derma clinic in san francisco's mission district. those procedures include liposuction and face lifts. he's also been charged with sexual assaults. >>> lawmakers are considering a vehicle license fee increase. if approved, the fee would go up to 2% of the vehicle's value. that would raise about $70 million for the city. the board of supervisors will reside -- will decide whether to put the proposal on the november 2014 ballot. it would need a simple majority to pass. >>> zip car is expanding
for newtown starting at 5 p.m. at the holiday ice rink at embarcadero center in san francisco. we are taking donations of unwrapped teddy bears or toys to honor the memory of the newtown students and teachers. all toys will go to kids in need in the bay area. more details on our website, cbssf.com/newtown. >>> two popular pop tunes have been pulled off the air in the wake of the school shootings. some radio stations dropped foster the people's pumped up kicks from their playlist. the lyrics tell the story of a boy planning a violent campus shooting. other stations are dropping keisha's die young. kesha said the song is inappropriate. >> what do you think about radio stations pulling the songs? you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> it is 4:35 right now. someone's back in the studio today. >> he is. he looks a lot like lawrence karnow. >> another cold start to the morning outside but we have major changes coming in our direction in the form of a cold front. look at that. this one's pretty impressive just beginning to slowly work its way into the far nort
. >>> as is often the case with today's wind and rain came delays at san francisco airports. sfo duty manager says departs flights are 45 to 90 minutes behind schedule and at least 57 flights have been cancelled. san jose airport is reporting just a handful of delays and a duty manager for oakland airport says thins there are running smoothly. we have a link on ktvu.com to track your flight just look under hot topics. >>> the storm today caused power line problems across the bay area tonight. thousands of people are still without electricity. according to pg & e more than 2,000 people are out of power in the north bay. 3,300 in the south bay. 390 on the peninsula and 340 in the east bay. >>> the rainy weather may have played a role in a number of accidents in the bay area. a crash in emeryville slowed traffic to a crawl. the accident happened right before the mcarthur maze. >>> four vehicles were involved in this crash. the road were wet at the time but the highway patrol has not said what exactly caused that pile up. >>> another multi car accident this one in oakland sent one person to the hospit
: this began when supporters of prop 8 appealed the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco's decision to declare the measure unconstitutional. >> the court has been waiting to gather all ten of these cases together and then they are going to make some kind of decision, either grant review in some of them or all of them or none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: cbs 5 legal expert rory little says the delay means nothing in the eyes of the court. the timeline for the appeals process will still play out the same. >> if they grant review in any of these cases, next friday, there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: if the court denies review, we could see changeses early as two weeks from now. the case will come back to the ninth circuit. once a mandate is filed, then same-sex marriage license can be issued. if they grant review, the status quo is maintained until the appeals process plays out. professor little says he expects if the court grants review, we will k
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